Step by step: Giving nails some summer soul
Salon System nail expert Karen Louise creates a summer-inspired step-by-step using Gellux's new Soul Sister collection.
Prepare the nails. File to shape and push back cuticles and buff nail plate. Cleanse nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe.
Apply Gellux Fast Bond to nails and let dry. Apply Gellux Easy Off Base Coat to the nails, making sure you cap the edges and cure.
Starting with the pinky finger, apply a thin coat of Gellux Sugar Addiction down half of the nail, then Gellux Gossip Girl down the other half so that they blend together in the middle.
For the ring finger, use Gellux Gossip Girl down one side of the nail and then Gellux Girlfriends down the other half, again blending the colours in the middle.
For the middle finger, use Gellux Girlfriends down one half of the nail and then Gellux Boy Trouble down the other side, again blending the two colours together.
For the index finger, using Gellux Boy Trouble down one side of the finger, then using Gellux BFF (£11.95+VAT) down the other half and blending the two together.
On the thumb, use Gellux BFF down one side of the finger, then using Gellux Girlfriends down the other half again blending the colours together down the middle. Once you're happy with the Ombre effect, cure the nails under a UV or LED lamp.
Repeat the steps above making sure to cap the edges and cure.
Using Gellux Black Onyx, draw your cocktail glass on the ring finger and flash cure.
Create a colourful cocktail inside the cocktail glass by applying apply a small dab of Gellux Sugar Addiction to the bottom of the glass, and then Gellux Boy Trouble to the top and then ombre these together, then cure under a UV or LED lamp.
Using Gellux Boy Trouble, create your orange slice on the middle finger and pinky, also a small orange slice to decorate the glass, then cure under a UV or LED lamp.
Using a small detailing brush and Gellux Purely White, draw small detailing into your orange pieces to make them look like slices, and cure.
Apply Gellux Top Coat to the nails making sure to cap the free edges and cure under a UV or LED lamp. Wipe over the nails with Gellux Wipe + Prep, and then massage Gellux Nail and Cuticle Oil into the nails.
Gellux's Soul Sister collection of nail colours is available from Salon System.